Candy Training Courses
The operation of Candy follows standard industry practice and in theory could be used without training. However, Candy instils important organisational practices and without the proper use of these, users would lack the insight to realise the techniques that result in meaningful management information.
This implies that rather than teach from first principles, the courses show ways of getting data into and out of Candy rapidly and how to best use the software to standardise techniques.
We offer a full training program of one, two and three day courses to acclimatise new users and to introduce existing users to new techniques and facilities. Students are encouraged to explore features outside their usual domain so that integration with colleagues becomes easier.
Candy training courses does not form part of the monthly rental and license fee and will be charged for as and when required.
These courses are generally held at the CCS Training Centre in Southdowns Centurion with a maximum of 12 delegates per course, at venues in other locations, or at the client’s facilities.
All training is conducted by trained and certified Facilitators. The Facilitators have been accredited and certified by ETDP-SETA as Level 5 Facilitators with the ability to Evaluate Learning Intervention under SAQA I.D. 117871 & 123397 respectively – Endorsement Number US-36042.
In South Africa an average of 1150 candidates are trained annually.
The following training courses are available.
Essential core courses
M101 – BILL PREPARATION
A one day course suitable for Estimators and Estimator’s assistants who are involved with compiling Bills of Quantities using Candy, as well as importing Bills of Quantities from other packages. Overprinting of the client’s bill for tender submission will also be covered.
Cost: R2000.00 per delegate
M201 – CANDY ESTIMATING & BUDGETING FOR MINING
SUITABLE FOR ESTIMATORS, BUDGET CONTROLLERS, PROJECT MANAGERS, COMMERCIAL MANAGERS, SITE ENGINEERS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS.
This a two day course that is designed to help any person that needs to estimate or prepare a budget for either a complete project or just to price a variation order. The course focuses on the estimating side of Candy only and is suitable for both new users and experience user that want to know more about the Candy Estimating module.
The course covers all the basics about Candy Estimating and including bill creation, resources, worksheets, local and global variable; pricing, subcontractors, markup, analysis of data, pricing from a master library, addendum merging, productions reports, Indirect costs and an introduction to post tender control and forecasting.
Cost: R3800.00 per delegate
M202 – CANDY PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR MINING
SUITABLE FOR PLANNERS, SITE ENGINEERS, SITE AGENTS, CONTRACT MANAGERS AND ESTIMATORS.
This is a two day course that will cover the creation of the project/tender program and controlling the project using the approved project plan, recording the as-built program, managing the information from the design teams as required by the program. Effective reporting on the project status across all levels of management.
Program bar charts and linking of activities, activity types and allocating resources. Information and long lead schedules (Procurement program), progress monitoring and update reports. By the course’s end, students should be able to produce complete programmes to control a project.
Cost: R3800.00 per delegate
M203 – CANDY BUDGET AND COST CONTROL FOR MINING
SUITABLE FOR BUDGET CONTROLLERS, QUANTITY SURVEYORS, SITE ENGINEERS, SITE AGENTS, PROJECT MANAGERS, CONTRACT MANAGERS AND COMMERCIAL MANAGERS.
This is a three day course designed to help the post-tender commercial team use Candy Valuations effectively to generate monthly valuations, price variations and project cost/budget control reports and to produce other essential management reports.
The course covers estimating/budgeting, post-tender checks, value engineering (re-modelling), correct coding structures, pricing and coding of variation orders, area bills for location control, management of subcontractors, valuations with actual, claimed, paid and final quantities generating resources and budget control, including certificates. It also covers the Candy Cost & Allowable module.
Cost: R4900.00 per delegate
M301 – CANDY EARNED VALUE AND FORECASTING FOR MINING
SUITABLE FOR ESTIMATORS, PLANNERS, SITE ENGINEERS, PROJECT MANAGERS, CONTRACT MANAGERS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH CANDY ESTIMATING AND CANDY PLANNING.
This is a two day course designed to help any person that needs to prepare earned value management graphs, cost and allowable comparisons, forecasting of cost and allowable to completion. The course will also focus on the linking between the estimate and program and the preparation of forecasting graphs.
The course is suitable for experience users in both Candy Estimating and Candy Planning that want to know how to use the Cost and Allowable module.
The course covers the basics about Candy Cost & Allowable Forecasting including bill and program linking methods, program and valuation preparation, linking, allowable and cost forecasts, program and valuation synchronisation, cost and allowable graphs and a more detailed cash flow analysis.
Cost: R3800.00 per delegate
M401 – EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW, ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION
A seminar for executives and managers who require an understanding of the information that can be generated by Candy, but do not necessarily require hands-on training
Quoted upon request
Please Note: All prices quotes are exclusive of VAT.
Course Dates & Times
To book your course or to enquire about available dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 11 22 764 and ask to be transferred to CCSMI. Please note that for “In-House” courses presented at your offices we will charge for a minimum of 5 students.
The course starts at 08h00 and will finish approximately at 17h00 each day.
The course fee is inclusive of the training venue, course notes, teas and lunches if the course is held at our training centre in Centurion. If the course is held at your premises then the course venue, teas and lunches will be for your account. Please note that if the CCS lecturer is travelling to the course venue from out of town, all expenses such as flights (economy fare), airport transfers, accommodation and meals would be for your account.
For more information contact CCS Mining & Industrial:
Email: training @ccsmi.com
INTERNATIONAL – Tel: +27 (0) 12 684 6200 • Fax: +27 (0) 12 684 6201
SOUTH AFRICA – Tel: 086 1122 764 • Fax: 086 1222 764